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According to the IOTF study BMI cut-off norms there were 362 (28.3 %) males and 207 (17.9%) females considered overweight (including obesity), which represents 23.8% of all participants.
Lobstein, "Extended international (IOTF) body mass index cut-offs for thinness, overweight and obesity," Pediatric Obesity, vol.
First, because BMI is relatively lower in Asians than in non-Asians [44], obesity in this study was defined using IOTF classification for Asians (BMI [greater than or equal to] 25 kg/[m.sup.2]).
This study adopted the definition of the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) and the references of the WHO to classify individuals as underweight, overweight, or obese [28, 29].
The International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) [48] cut-offs were used to classify children as normal weight, overweight, obese, and morbidly obese or thinness.
[3] Studies on prevalence of obesity and overweight in Indian cities such as Delhi, Pune, and Chennai showed higher prevalence of obesity and overweight.^ Different studies used different criteria to define childhood obesity and overweight such as International Obesity Task Force classification (IOTF), NCHS classification, Agarwal classification, and WHO classification.
As a sensitivity analysis, we also used an international definition of overweight and obesity among children, as defined by the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) (Cole et al.
[5] The BMI guidelines to diagnose overweight and obesity in childhood are those of the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) standards, described by Cole et a/.,171 the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2000) (Table 2).
The BMI cutoff points recommended by the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) were used to define overweight and obesity [4].
Con los datos obtenidos se realizo un diagnostico del Indice de Masa Corporal (IMC) en kg/[m.sup.2] por el criterio del IOTF (International Obesity Task Force), segun los puntos de corte propuestos por Pan & Cole (2012) en el programa Lmsgrowth v.2.76 para Excel del Medical Research Council-Reino Unido.